Solaris 10 Installation Guide: Network-Based Installations

Upgrading the Solaris OS When Non-Global Zones Are Installed

Starting with the Solaris 10 1/06 release, Solaris Zones partitioning technology provides the ability to configure non-global zones in a single instance of Solaris, the global zone. A non-global zone is an application execution environment in which processes are isolated from all other zones. If you are running a system with non-global zones installed, you can use standard Solaris upgrade programs to upgrade to the Solaris 1/06 release. You can use either the Solaris interactive installation program or custom JumpStart to upgrade. There are some limitations to upgrading with non-global zones installed.

For details on using the Solaris interactive installation program, see Solaris 10 Installation Guide: Basic Installations